Windows seem simple, and you probably pass by countless windows in your everyday life. They’re just glass, vinyl, and maybe some weather stripping or something, right? Well, Soft-Lite Windows have a little more to them than the average window.
Soft-Lite Windows are designed in a specific way that makes them the most effective energy-efficient windows in the industry. We have perfected the manufacturing process to ensure that our windows offer maximum efficiency, comfort, style, and security. In this post, you’ll learn about some of the materials and factors that allow us to build such cost-effective windows that will last for years to come. It’s this quality that allows us to offer a lifetime warranty.
1. LOW-E GLASS
Low-Emissivity, or Low-E, coatings on Soft-Lite windows reduces the amount of harmful UV and temperature-increasing infrared light that can enter into your home. It blocks these bad rays, but it still allows a great amount of natural light to fill the living space.
Soft-lite also offers spectrally selective Low-E glass. In the northern climates, where the climate tends to be colder, Low-E is designed to keep the heat in your house during the winter. And in heat dominated climates in the south, solar Low-E is designed to specifically keep the heat out and your house cooler.
2. ECO-FRIENDLY INSULATING FOAM
We offer enhanced foam filled frames and sashes with our many window models. This foam helps increase the energy value of your Soft-Lite windows and makes your home more comfortable.
3. MULTI-PANED WINDOWS WITH ARGON/KRYPTON GAS
Soft-Lite offers both double- and triple-pane windows. Having multiple panes mean increased insulation for your home. Additionally, the space between the panes is filled with krypton or argon gas, so this gas improves thermal insulation efficiency even more, and, when used along with low-e glass, brings the temperature of the window closer to room temperature.
What does all of this mean? Lower energy bills, light-filled space, and rooms at comfortable temperatures.
4. VINYL FRAMES
Vinyl window frames are significantly more efficient window frames than wood or metal frames because they are built with UV light stabilizers. These stabilizers keep the sunlight from breaking down the material, meaning they don’t corrode or rot like wood or metal frames do.
Vinyl frames are highly durable, and they’re essentially maintenance-free. Additionally, the hollow cavities of vinyl frames allow space for insulation to be added, something that increases the window’s overall thermal performance.
Each of these features contribute to Soft-Lite Windows’ high energy efficiency scores. These scores have earned our windows ENERGY STAR labels as well as a Gold Label Certification from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and strong National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) ratings.
And Soft-Lite windows aren’t just efficient. They’re highly-customizable. We offer a range of styles for customers to choose from. If you’re searching for replacement windows, remember to keep in mind the factors that contribute to energy efficiency. Soft-Lite will provide you with the perfect combination of style and energy efficiency that will bring value to your home.